When I am working out regularly I feel better. I can't say that it gets easier to get up and exercise on any given morning, but the feeling of accomplishment is usually fresh from the day before, and that seems to help push me forward.
I've been out of commission for most of November, due to one life complication or another, but yesterday I finally stopped making excuses and went out for a run.
It was a beautiful day, and I didn't want to go. I put on my running gear and I thought that I'd at least go out for a short walk. I ended up putting in a solid 40 minutes. And just like that, the streak of inactivity was broken.
And it felt amazing.
November got off to a bad start, and I can feel the toll it is taking. It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a series of sick kids, hectic schedules, lack of meal planning, zero exercise, and feeling crappy myself.
I have avoided getting on the scale, so I am not exactly sure where I am right now, and I can feel the softness coming back to my midsection. I don't like it.
Time to snap out of it. Especially as we head into the holiday season. Time to refocus friends.
You can live a healthy lifestyle in the real world without giving up everything that makes you happy.